quote:was SLJ portraying the character of Jesus Christ?
See Samuel L in Django
quote:I think it's the fact that he forgave the men who had just beaten him, right before he dies. Maybe people just don't get this as being the Christian thing to do, so they interpret it to mean that he had been beaten into total submission and was no longer a man.
was SLJ portraying the character of Jesus Christ?
Because that is how Stowe portrays Uncle Tom.
If the latter, it's a slave who sucks up to the master at the expense of his/her fellow slaves - very much like a POW who becomes a collaborator just to make life easier for himself.
quote:Yes, though I was in HS. Literally, based on the book alone, it really should have no meaning. However, the connotation above has been the most common comparison.
Did you ever read the book?